Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Announce Fall Tour; Watch “Flag” Official Music Video
June 23, 2015 BY Nettwerk
Following appearances at Shaky Knees, Hangout and Summer Camp music festivals along with a run of headline dates, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations return to North America throughout October and November to further celebrate the acclaimed studio album, Nanna (out now via Nettwerk Records).
With 30+ dates, the band heads across North America, beginning October 8th in California and wrapping up in North Carolina.
“I feel the spirit of this band is very important. This album, this tour, this family, The United Nations is an example energetically & spiritually of where we need to be as a people. We tour in order to deliver this message and celebrate the energy of one people,” says Xavier Rudd.
Enthralling devoted fans, Xavier Rudd kicked off 2015 by unveiling his long-awaited dream project; a full-blown dub record, backed by an eight-piece international all-star band, The United Nations. The aptly titled Xavier Rudd & The United Nations brings together musicians from all corners of the globe, representing the diverse cultures of Australia, Indigenous Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Germany and Papua New Guinea. Mixed by the legendary Errol Brown, album track “Flag” is the perfect representation of this sound, and indeed the spirit within Xavier Rudd & The United Nations: it is a passionate call to unite, wrapped in pure Tuff Gong authenticity.
Xavier Rudd has been described by All Music as “a gifted bandleader and arranger and, more importantly, a servant of the music,” further praising that “each player shines forth her or his strength in this ambitious mix. What Rudd sacrifices in individual identity here is more than compensated for in the strength of both songs and the United Nations’ performances.” Nanna is an amazingly uplifting listen.
Watch The “Flag” Official Music Video:
Oct 8: Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Oct. 9: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA*
Oct. 10: The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA*
Oct. 11: Joshua Tree – Joshua Tree, CA
Oct. 12: Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Oct. 14: Parish – Austin, TX
Oct. 15: Granada Theater – Dallas, TX*
Oct. 16: Phases of the Moon Festival – Ozark, AR
Oct. 17: Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO*
Oct. 18: Park City Live – Park City, UT
Oct. 20: Star Theater – Portland, OR
Oct. 21: Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA*
Oct. 22 & 23: Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC*
Oct. 24: Cowichan Performing Arts Centre – Duncan, BC*
Oct. 26: Capitol Theatre – Nelson, BC
Oct. 27: MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB*
Oct. 29: Francis Winspear Centre for Music – Edmonton, AB*
Oct. 30: O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK*
Oct. 31: Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB*
Nov. 03: Granada Theatre – Sherbrooke, QC
Nov. 05: Metropolis – Montreal, QC*
Nov. 6: The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON*
Nov. 7: Bronson Centre Theatre – Ottawa, ON*
Nov. 8 : Le Capitole – Quebec City, QC
*VIP fan experiences are available in select markets. Package includes: Meet and Greet with Xavier Rudd, Photo op with Xavier Rudd and band, Exclusive performance of sneak peak songs from Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, limited edition signed screen print poster, and VIP laminate commemorating the evening.